Your Local Solicitors in Brighton & Southwick

QualitySolicitors Howlett Clarke are the longest-established solicitors in Brighton and Hove. We have been giving legal advice to the residents of Brighton, Hove and Sussex for nearly 250 years. Our Brighton office can be found on Church Street, whilst our Southwick office resides in Southwick Square.

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“I’ve never known other solicitors give so much support and care about the little but very important things.”

H Rogers, Sussexdown Care Home

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We aim to make talking to your lawyer more accessible, this is why you get their name and contact details. Our promise of a 'same day response' means your question is never an inconvenience. We are real people, just like you, and whatever life throws your way we are here to help and promise to take the time to fully understand your needs before providing sound, jargon-free, professional advice.

We never hide our costs. If you are not sure if we can help then please contact us as our initial discussion is free.

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Looking after the legal needs of Brighton, Hove and Sussex for over 240 years. This is our heritage.
A team with combined legal experience of over 300 years. This is our reputation.

Our Accreditations

  • Barnardo's
  • Conveyancing Quality
  • Investors in People 2016
  • Lexcel
  • Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners
  • Legal Sustainability Alliance
  • Legal 500
  • Cyber Essentials
  • AVMA - 2018

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Why QualitySolicitors?

QualitySolicitors is the largest network of law firms in the UK, with local law firms spanning the whole of England and Wales and customer service at the heart of everything we do.

We are dedicated to providing the highest quality legal advice and expertise for our customers, but in a way that’s far friendlier, more accessible and clear-talking than you might expect from a law firm.

Sussex Law Society: President's update

Posted on December 13, 2018

I recently had the pleasure of attending the Law Society’s Past President’s dinner, which was my first formal event as President of the Sussex Law Society. It reminded me of the history of the Sussex Law Society, which dates back to 1934! The chain of office has inscribed upon it all the names of the Past Presidents. Unsurprisingly, there are more male names than female, but I fully suspect that this imbalance will be addressed in the years to come.

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QualitySolicitors Howlett Clarke managing partner named Sussex Law Society president

Posted on October 29, 2018

I am delighted to say I have been given the honour of serving as President of the Sussex Law Society this year. I can only hope to do as well as Emma Weir during her successful and productive year as president. On behalf of the committee, I would like to thank Emma for her contribution and I personally look forward to working with her and all on the committee this year.

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What you need to know about nuptial agreements

Posted on December 17, 2018

Tech billionaire Elon Musk had a post-nup with his ex-wife and Kanye West has a pre-nup with his wife, the professional celebrity Kim Kardashian. But are nuptial agreements just for eccentric celebrities trying to stiff their spouses?

The common view of nuptial agreements, whether pre-nups or post-nups, is that they’re contracts drawn up by celebrities or the ultra-wealthy when they marry someone with far fewer assets, in order to leave their spouse high and dry in the event of a break-up. Sometimes this is true, and it’s certainly possible to quibble with the way nuptial agreements have been used by some – but it doesn’t have to be this way and, often, nuptial agreements are something else entirely.

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Aretha Franklin and the lessons we can learn about making a Will

Posted on November 30, 2018

Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, sadly passed away in August and did so without leaving a Will. This might come as a surprise to many given her superstar status and assets worth an estimated £62.3 million. Without a Will in place, local law is dictating how her estate is being divided, rather than this being her own choice. This is further complicated because one of her sons has special needs that require financial and medical support for the rest of his life. The process of administering her estate could take years to resolve because of this lack of clear division and potential claims to the inheritance, and will likely play out in public.

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